FOX Fall preview

By Felicia Roopchand
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Air date: Tues., Sept. 20, 8:00 p.m. EST
‘New Directions’ is back at McKinley High for their third season. After their loss at Nationals, the gang tries to start anew, focusing on getting the glee club back to basics for some of the group member’s senior year. Meanwhile, the witty Sue Sylvester, played by Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch, is stepping up a level by running for Congress with one plan: put an end to all music and arts programs in schools.

“New Girl”
Air date: Tues., Sept. 20, 9:00 p.m. EST
The quirky Zooey Deschanel stars in the fun new comedy, “New Girl.” The show focuses on Jess Day, a woman in her late 20s who moves into a loft with three guys after a bad break-up. The story follows her relationship with her roommates and how the men try to decipher the way the girl acts and something even scarier; her feelings.

“Raising Hope”
Air date: Tues., Sept. 20, 9:30 p.m. EST
Back for their second season, “Raising Hope” follows a twenty-something single father, Jimmy Chance, played by Lucas Neff, (who is not exactly the smartest of the bunch) raising his daughter in one of TV’s most eccentric families currently on air. This includes Chance’s parents, Virgina (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and fan favorite grandmother, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman). Tune in to see what crazy shenanigans the family gets into this season.

“The X Factor”
Air date: Wed., Sept. 22, 8:00 p.m. EST
The highly anticipated talent competition was brought over from the UK by one of the executive producers, Simon Cowell. The show, UK’s number one program for the last seven years, is a talent competition where not only do the contestants perform for the first time in front of the judges, but also in front of thousands of potential fans in hopes of winning a recording contract. The judges include ex-American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul as well as former chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, L.A Reid, and former Pussycat Doll’s member, Nicole Scherzinger. The first part of the special two-hour, two-day season premiere starts Wednesday night and continues on Thursday night at eight.

“Kitchen Nightmares”
Air date: Thurs., Sept. 22, 8:00 p.m. EST
World-renowned chef and hot-head Gordon Ramsay returns for the fifth season of “Kitchen Nightmares.” Ramsay steps foot in some of the country’s most unsanitary and unsuccessful restaurants, searching for the root of the problem and giving the place a complete makeover.

Air date: Thurs., Sept. 22, 9:00 p.m. EST
This critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller is heading into it’s fourth season. The series, co-created by J.J Abrams (known for Super 8 and the remake of Star Trek) follows an FBI “Fringe Division” team based in Boston, Massachusetts. This show explores the realm of parallel universes and other various science fiction mysteries.

“Terra Nova”
Air date: Mon., Sept. 26, 8:00 p.m. EST
This new show tells the story of an ordinary family in a not-so-ordinary setting. The family travels back in time from the year 2149, which is currently in turmoil, to prehistoric times in order to create a new habitat to save their future world.